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The Point by John Dixon

The Book ✯✯✯✯✯

A thrilling science fiction that is sure to leave lovers of the genre thoroughly satisfied, The Point sits among Book Ink Reviews' best sci-fi reads of 2018.

While equal parts dark and hopeful, The Point focuses on an elite group of students in the belly of West Point. They have shown supernatural abilities, and at the center of it all, we have malcontented Scarlett, content to drink and drug herself into blissful oblivion.

The character arch here is incredible and I enjoyed watching Scarlett become the person everyone believed she could be. The super baddie is intimidating, daunting, and one of the few I've read where you're not sure the heroes of the story can actually win. Beginning with typical freshman year military academy antics and climbing in the ranks of importance throughout the year, it ends in one final climatic absolutely well-done battle.

While a fantastic read, it is incredibly dark and vividly painted with the violence of how a battle between superhumans (named posthumans in the novel) could actually go down.

Thank you to NetGalley, John Dixon, and Del Rey for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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